MS Dhoni joins 10,000-run club for India in ODIs

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Former India captain MS Dhoni became the fifth cricketer to score 10,000 ODI runs for India during the first ODI against Australia in Sydney on Saturday. The wicket-keeper batsman had completed 10,000 ODI runs in July last year, but that included the 174 runs he scored for Asia XI. But, now, Dhoni has reached the milestone of scoring 10,000 ODI runs for his country. The 37-year-old was just one run away before the Sydney ODI.

Dhoni joins the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli in the list of notching 10,000 ODI runs for India. Tendulkar leads the pack with 18,426 runs, followed by Ganguly with 11, 221 runs, Dravid with 10,768 runs and Virat Kohli with 10,232 runs.

MS Dhoni has returned to the Indian team for the ODI series in Australia after sitting out T20I series against West Indies and Australia. Dhoni has a total of more than 10000 runs in the 50-over format but 174 runs came when he played for the Asia XI side in a 3-match series back in 2007. With that series being given international status by the ICC, the runs were accumulated in Dhoni’s tally of overall runs scored in the ODI format.

MS Dhoni has scored 9 centuries and 67 fifties for India in one-day internationals. The wicket-keeper is also one of the most successful ODI captains with a World Cup and Champions Trophy under his belt.

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